The bible tells us in Romans 10: 9-10 “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”
Although salvation is simple and easy, situations in life are sometimes not. There are many weapons at our disposal including the bible, prayer, fasting and one of my favorites, praise. Growing up in a religious family there are countless songs of praise and worship that have helped me push through tough times and shout through the good ones. The list below are some of the latest additions of my Praise Playlist that have been on repeat. If you have Amazon Music, you can also listen there.
You Deserve It by JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise
Risen by Israel Houghton & New Breed
Echo by Hillsong Worship feat. Tauren Wells
Build My Life by Housefires
This I Believe (The Creed) by Hillsong Worship
Washed by the Water by NEEDTOBREATHE
Won’t Stop Now by Elevation Worship
Known by Tauren Wells
Chasing Me Down by Israel Houghton & New Breed
No longer Slaves by Bethel Music featuring Jonathan David and Mellisa Helser
These songs not only lift my mood and give me positive energy, but reaffirm my beliefs and who God is in my life and yours. The words below are taken from the songs listed above and exemplify the power of life through words and praise. These words can also be used as affirmations.
Hallelujah is the highest praise and it belongs to Christ.
Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is alive and reigns forever.
His love is holding on to us, and it won’t let go.
He’s God of the hills and valleys.
His presence is an open door.
His love chases us down.
I will build my life on His love. It is a firm foundation.
I believe in God our Father. I believe in Christ the Son. I believe in the Holy Spirit. Our God is three in one. I believe in the resurrection, that he will rise again. I believe in the name of Jesus.
Even when the rain falls. Even when the flood starts rising. Even when the storm comes. I am washed by the water.
I’m fully known and loved by Christ who won’t let go no matter what I do.
Goodness and mercy follows me. His love won’t change. His promises remain. I can’t outrun his grace.
I’m no longer a slave to fear. I am a child of God
If anyone ever asks or wonders of your unexplainable joy, peace through pain and power to walk away from traps set in your path, refer to Jesus, and Kirk Franklin’s Give Me single featuring Mali Music. It’s the best explanation you can give and ally you can have in any and every situation in life. What are your favorite songs on your “Praise Playlist”… or mine? Share below!
Hugs & Handshakes,
Jasmine C. Tate